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There are 4 ways to get from Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Matagalpa to Managua Managua - Matagalpa
  2. Take the bus from Managua to San Juan del Sur

Cheapest option

Bus via Jinotepe  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Matagalpa to Managua Managua - Matagalpa
  2. Take the bus from Jinotepe to Rivas Jinotepe

$6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur 150.3 miles

$45 - $60

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur 150.3 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur is to bus which costs $6 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur is to taxi which costs $45 - $60 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur. However, there are services departing from Matagalpa and arriving at San Juan del Sur via Managua, Jinotepe and Rivas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 37 min.

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The distance between Matagalpa and San Juan del Sur is 186 km. The road distance is 240.5 km.

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The best way to get from Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to get from Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur, including transfers.

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Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur bus services, operated by COTRAN R.L., depart from Matagalpa station.

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Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur bus services, operated by Horario De Buses, arrive at Rivas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur is 241 km. It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to drive from Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur.

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There are 198+ hotels available in San Juan del Sur. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur.
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  • Distance: 116.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 52 min

What companies run services between Matagalpa, Nicaragua and San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua?

You can take a bus from Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur via Managua and Managua in around 5 h 52 min.

Bus operators
COTRAN R.L.
Phone
+505 2263 0288
Bus from Matagalpa to Managua
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Horario De Buses
Website
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Managua to San Juan del Sur
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Bus from Jinotepe to Rivas
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
thebusschedule.com
Other operators
Taxi from Matagalpa to San Juan del Sur
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Cooperativa De Taxis Oswaldo Martínez
Phone
+505 2772 3604

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